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The Five Bells Inn

Clyst Hydon, Tiverton, EX15 2NT +44 1884685931

(((() British

The service was excellent, the food was delicious and very reasonably priced given the quality. Could not fault anything

Lucy Craig 22 April 2017
from Exeter

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A grade II-listed former farmhouse, The Five Bells Inn is a rustic country pub in the heart of Devon. Dating back to the 16th-century, Five Bells is a beautiful thatched Tudor building with whitewashed walls and a leafy, tranquil garden.

Vintage British character is offset by ultra-modern seasonal cuisine on The Five Bells menu. Pan-fried scallops with cauliflower, cumin and lemon thyme precede chump of Dartmoor lamb with parsnip, rosemary and ramson, while the pub champions a 1-pot cooking method in which whole chickens are pan-roasted and served in the pan at the table for sociable group dining.

Devon pub The Five Bells Inn retains its historic character with chunky Tudor roof beams and a 20th-century bar top. Modern comforts like chic slate flooring and televisions broadcasting live rugby complete the Five Bells interior, whilst the garden is awash with the colour of hanging baskets and pristine flower arrangements.

Country hideaway The Five Bells Inn is a 15-minute drive from junction 28 of the M5, and about half an hour from Exeter.

The Five Bells Inn

Clyst Hydon, Tiverton, EX15 2NT

Contact +44 1884277288
Reservations +44 1884685931

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4.6 (((() (based on 191 reviews)
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  • ((((( 24 April 2017 by Roger Hill from Honiton, United Kingdom

    Food and service were excellent

  • ((((( 24 April 2017 by Michael Jones from Cullompto

    Pleasant welcome, very quick service in spite of being quite busy, plenty of waiting staff. We had Sunday lunch. All courses were excellent, particularly liked the rabbit starter. Roast beef and lamb nicely cooked, good helpings. Rice pudding with passion fruit sauce was a nice touch and a bit different. Well done to all!

  • ((((( 23 April 2017 by Anthony Robertson-jonas from London

    Everything you could ever want about a pub dining experience. We ate inside but the garden is beautiful. Inside is bright and spacious, we were immediately made welcome and started with drinks at the bar. Food was excellent, the trio of venison and scotch duck egg were delicious then the confit duck was the best I have had anywhere and the desserts didn't disappoint either. Waiter service was friendly and efficient. Would happily go every week.

  • ((((( 22 April 2017 by Lucy Craig from Exeter

    The service was excellent, the food was delicious and very reasonably priced given the quality. Could not fault anything

  • ((((* 15 April 2017 by Henrietta Miles from Exeter

    Great tasting food. If though like us had no starter then it would be nice to be able to order extra veg/potatoes.

    Service was impeccable

  • ((((( 3 April 2017 by Annie Bradford from Sidmouth

    Excellent. Have been before and always for Sunday lunch. It puts the ubiquitous carveries to shame. Nothing is dry or shrivelled!

  • ((((( 3 April 2017 by John from Salisbury

    The cuisine faultless ('best roast beef I've tasted in I don't know how long'- wife). Pork excellent (if a tiny bit thickly sliced, and a bit more crackling maybe?). All the veg were brilliantly 'a point' and fresh. The sweet was devastating. The service was brisk, cheerful and attentive. A big gang had arrived about 10m mins after we sat down so our main arrived a little slowly. Menu sensibly priced. Atmosphere wonderful, helped by a great venue. We had a 90-year-old with us and you were clever to choose an appropriate portion size. Well done everybody. We will be back! Choccy mousse brill. Sticky toff pud - best I've tasted. Wonderful treacle tart - the lime lifted it from the plate and made all the difference. John & Annabel Eldridge and Deidre Hall

  • ((((* 27 March 2017 by Judy Sandison from exeter

    As usual food was superb. seemed a bit understaffed for a Saturday night as there were long delays in the service. my only criticism is that French fries really do go better with mussels that big thick chips. The French do know a thing or two it seems. our visitors were very impressed and have made it their new 'favourite' pub for when they visit us.
    Well done all!

  • ((((( 27 March 2017 by Paul Faulkner from hookway

    excellent choice of dishes and my choice of the beef dish was exquisite. Excellent and will recommend.

  • ((((( 26 March 2017 by Andy Gittins from Bradninch

    Great service and a diverse, interesting menu. Liver parfait starter was especially nice.

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